Time Warner Cable gets hit with national outage


Time Warner Cable’s Internet customers nationwide experienced a brief outage 11/7: “We appear to be recovering from a large but brief internet outage affecting most of our service areas,” Time Warner Cable said this morning in a tweet on its customer service Twitter page. The company then asked customers to “attempt to connect again.”

CNet says it appears the outage occurred sometime after 6:00 a.m. PT and affected people nationwide, at least from New York to Texas. A Twitter search revealed many Time Warner Cable customers took to Twitter to complain of the outage. The issue has been resolved since.

RCN, another cable Internet provider, also apparently experienced some trouble at around the same time as Time Warner Cable, causing some customers from Boston to Pennsylvania to suffer through a brief outage also on 11/7.

RBR-TVBR observation: Believe it or not, BrightHouse Cable in Florida experienced a similar outage weeks ago—and blamed it on sunspot activity. We know sunspots can affect a variety of communications—especially satellite—but apparently it could be affecting ground distributions systems as well. Solar sunspot activity has been increasing of late, after a year or so major lull.